Monday, October 2, 2017

Savory Maple Breakfast Sausage Seasoning Mix

Amount of mix will season up to 6 pounds of sausage. Mix spices together and store in airtight container.

1 T ground sage
1 T marjoram
1 T crushed red pepper flakes*
1 T black pepper
2 T seasoned salt (like Lawry’s)

Real maple syrup
Plain pork sausage or ground pork**

To make 4-5 patties:

With ½ pound plain pork sausage, combine ½ tablespoon of mix with 1 T of real maple syrup and mix it into the sausage with your hands until just combined (don’t over handle or the sausage may turn out tough). Form into 4-5 patties and cook on nonstick pan over medium low to medium heat, turning occasionally, until well browned and they reach an internal temperature of at least 160 degrees F.

 *Can reduce to half if you want to reduce the heat, and then use just under ½ tablespoon when making the sausage.

 **I use the pork sausage roll from Aldi (Appleton Farms brand) which doesn’t have much seasoning besides salt. You can also use plain ground pork but I found the texture to be different as it wasn’t ground as fine as the sausage. Also, If you use ground pork that isn’t salted you may need to add up to ¼ teaspoon of salt for each half pound.

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